ERIC Number: EJ1220931
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
The Lead Igniter: A Longitudinal Examination of Influence and Energy through Networks, Efficacy, and Climate
Liou, Yi-Hwa; Daly, Alan J.
Educational Administration Quarterly, v55 n3 p363-403 Aug 2019
Purpose: The social aspect of leadership is often overlooked in the educational reform. This study aims to address the dearth of work in the social space around leadership and examines two different types of relational ties between leaders that capture the affective and work-related aspects of interpersonal relationships. Research Method: This study takes place in one large urban school district serving a highly diverse student population and investigates a multiplex relation--energy and work-related influence--from a longitudinal dataset to better understand the complex nature of social ties. Descriptive statistics, multilevel social network modeling, and network sociograms are used to understand the characteristics of this over-time multiplex relationship among central office and site leaders. Findings: Drawing on social network theory, efficacy, and climate, findings suggest that gender, work level, experience, efficacy, and climate are associated with leaders engaging in this multiplex relationship over time. Conclusion and Implications: Investigating the intersection of both affective and instrumental relationships provides a nuanced and more reality-based picture about a complex set of leadership ties and perceptions as they go about improving educational systems.
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Urban Schools, Social Networks, Central Office Administrators, Educational Change, School Administration, Social Influences, Leadership Qualities, Self Efficacy, Work Environment, Gender Differences, Work Experience, Hispanic American Students, Administrator Attitudes, Principals, Innovation, Organizational Climate
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